- Research Library
E. Claiborne Robins, Jr. Research Library
Our research library provides access to an unrivaled collection of primary and secondary sources, including books and journals, manuscripts, maps, broadsides, and sheet music related to the history and culture of Virginia.
The Reading Room
The Reading Room is open to all, from the curious visitor to the professional researcher. Our library collection is non-circulating and includes books from the Manuel G. Loupassi Library Stacks. All library materials may only be examined in the Reading Room. Researchers are able to request limited digital scans of portions of published works and manuscript collections for research purposes.
Brockenbrough-Bryan Rare Book & Manuscript Suite
The Suite, including the Bryan Family Rare Book & Manuscript Study Room and Austin & Dorothy Meek Brockenbrough Rare Book & Manuscript Vault, is a state-of-the-art facility with specially designed security and fire protection housing the VMHC's most important collections.
We hope that you will find what you are looking for within our online catalogs or among our Research Resources, but if you are in need of additional assistance, please contact our research team at reference@VirginiaHistory.org or 804.342.9677.